Congress leaders rake up EVM issue at Chintan Shivir, bats for ballot paper | Latest News India

At Chintan Shivir, former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan instructed {that a} decision ought to be handed saying India will return to paper ballots if the Congress returns to energy.

UDAIPUR: A string of losses in each nationwide and regional polls prompted the Congress Chintan Shivir to debate the digital voting machine (EVM) and its doable tampering, even because it gained a number of elections together with the 2 common elections in 2004 and 2009 with votes cast in machines.

Former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan instructed that the Chintan Shivir ought to go a decision saying India will return to paper ballots if the Congress returns to energy—a proposition that might require successful votes by means of EVMs!

The political committee of the Shivir, led by Rajya Sabha chief of the opposition Mallikarjun Kharge, noticed a number of enthusiastic audio system questioning the credibility of EVMs. Many identified to the latest state elections, notably Uttar Pradesh, to drive residence their level. “Some leaders furnished data, others cited articles to express doubt over EVMs.”

To make sure, the Congress got here to energy in 2004 and 2009 in elections carried out utilizing EVMs. And it has gained a number of state elections since 2014 that have been carried out utilizing EVMs. More importantly, there is no such thing as a proof thus far that EVMs could be rigged.

In 2017, amid a raging debate the Election Commission challenged political events to show their declare that digital voting machines could be tampered with. The occasion noticed participation of a number of events however none might tamper with it and show EC unsuitable.

The ballot panel has dominated out reverting to paper ballots however reiterated that the voter-verifiable paper audit path, or VVPAT, might be used together with EVMs in all elections to make sure transparency. VVPAT data the candidate and image an individual voted for in a paper receipt.

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